To mark the closing of the first Green Screen presentation of 2018, hear from artist Hannah Brontë as she discusses her video work Umma’s Tongue–molten at 6000°, 2pm Saturday 10 March. The work is currently on display in the IMA Screening Room, 13 January–10 March.
Hannah Brontë’s recent video work Umma’s Tongue–molten at 6000° pairs the female black body with panoramic images of mining and natural destruction. As the artist describes it: “If mother earth were a rapper then this is her new music video”. The word umma, or mother, repeated by a cast of Indigenous female rappers calls up the matriarchal figure of nature in resistance to a dystopian landscape of human industry. Entwining the women’s words with Mother Nature’s tongue, Brontë voices her warning— “don’t make umma have to clap back”.
Don’t miss your last chance to see Umma’s Tongue–molten at 6000° and hear from the artist.
Hannah Brontë is an artist living and working on Yugambeh country. Brontë’s body of works explores the female experience, young women’s and mother’s journeys, and spiritual connections. Her journey of self discovery and the tangled layers of the human experience drive her to create dreamscapes exploring what could be. Hannah embraces multiple mediums including video, textiles, and soundscapes, and combines these to create visually distinctive works with a kaleidoscopic lens. In addition to being an artist, Hannah Bronte is a DJ, mother of Fempre$$, and training to be a birthing Doula.